Privacy Policy

This WordPress blog is solely managed by Claire Savage, an author/journalist/copywriter from the North Coast, Northern Ireland. Your privacy is very important to me. For more details on the privacy policy operated by this website/blog – entitled ‘Claire Savage Writing’ – please read the points below with regards to how your personal information is handled:

– I will never ask you for personal information unless I truly need it.
– I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect my rights.
– I don’t store personal information on my server unless required for the ongoing operation of my site.

NB As of May 9, 2018, commenting on posts on this site has been withdrawn, so no personal data will be accessed nor indeed, stored, in this regard.

If you ‘like’ a blog post, then WordPress will show your photo/the icon you use to identify yourself with and will link to your Gravtar image along with the personal information you have made public on that profile e.g. social media and blog/website links.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, my ‘Claire Savage Writing’ blog  collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. My purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

If you choose to email myself, Claire Savage, then your email address and personal information including your name and any other details you disclose, will be stored securely on my email database until the email is responded to. All contact information will then be deleted.

Aggregated Statistics

‘Claire Savage Writing’ may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to the website. For instance, ‘Claire Savage Writing’ may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. ‘Claire Savage Writing’ may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, ‘Claire Savage Writing’ does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

‘Claire Savage Writing’ does not disclose any potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to others.

‘Claire Savage Writing’ will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

‘Claire Savage Writing’ will only disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when ‘Claire Savage Writing’ believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ‘Claire Savage Writing’, third parties or the public at large.

‘Claire Savage Writing’ takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. ‘Claire Savage Writing’ uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the ‘Claire Savage Writing’ website, and their website access preferences. ‘Claire Savage Writing’ visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the ‘Claire Savage Writing’website.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, ‘Claire Savage Writing’ may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Claire’s sole discretion. ‘Claire Savage Writing’ encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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